|Registration Deadline:||May 12, 2022 about 1 year ago|
|Series:||May 12, a Celebration for Women in Mathematics|
|Location:||MSRI: Online/Virtual, Simons Auditorium Multiple satellite locations|
The MSRI Celebration of Women in Mathematics 2022 event was aimed at graduate students, with a focus on "How to Build a Career in Math". It was a hybrid workshop, with online and in-person activities at satellite institutions (see list below).
There was no cost to participate. This event was open to worldwide participation. For a recording of the main panel, please see below.
"How to Build a Career in Math": Agenda
All event times are listed in U.S. Pacific Time (UTC -7). (What time is that for you?)
- 8:00-9:30AM PDT: Panel Discussion (See presenter bios below)
- Elizabeth Donovan, Murray State University, USA
- June Barrow-Green, The Open University, UK
- Yukari Ito, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Andrea Solotar, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Angela Tabiri, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana
- 9:30-9:45AM PDT: Break
- 9:45-10:15AM PDT: Social Tea (online)
- 10:30-11:30AM PDT: Breakout Rooms on the following topics:
- Finding mentors
- How to build a network and collaborations
- How to become an independent researcher
- How to balance teaching, research, admin, and life
How to Register
On the right side menu, you will see a Registration link. Follow the instructions to register.
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The following institutions will host on-site programming as part of this workshop:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) (Berkeley, CA)
Rice University (Houston, TX)
UCLA (Event website) (Los Angeles, CA)
University of California, Riverside (Event website) (Riverside, CA)
University of Connecticut (Mansfield, CT)
June Barrow-Green, The Open University, UK
June Barrow-Green is Professor of History of Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Statistics of the Open University, UK. Her research focuses on the history of 19th–20th century western mathematics, and she has a special interest in the history of the gender gap in mathematics. Her current work is on the development of dynamical systems post-Poincaré, and on the representation of women in mathematics. She is the author of Poincaré and The Three Body Problem, an editor of the Princeton Companion to Mathematics, and the co-author of the two-volume The History of Mathematics: A Source-Based Approach. She is chair of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics, a past President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, a winner of the Chandler Davis Prize for Expository Excellence and the Royal Society Wilkins-Bernal Medawar Medal (2021). Among her other interests are history of art and marathon running.
Elizabeth Donovan, Murray State University, USA
Elizabeth Donovan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Murray State University. A graph theorist by training, Beth enjoys sharing this passion with her students through a variety of graduate and undergraduate research projects and was a recipient of a Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics mini-grant in 2018-2019. She is a strong supporter of active learning techniques in the classroom and is currently working with colleagues to compile a volume of cross-curricular projects for various upper-level mathematics courses. She also serves as a College Head in Murray State's Residential College System, is a co-founder of the West Kentucky Math Teachers' Circle, chair of the Math Day Committee at Murray State, and is one of the main organizers for the Association for Women in Mathematics most recent series of workshops on harassment training. In her free time Beth enjoys gardening, woodworking, baking, and playing with her two cats.
Yukari Ito (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo)
Japanese Mathematician works on Algebraic Geometry. She got PhD at the University of Tokyo. She received the MSJ Takebe Katahiro Prize in 2001. She has been a Professor of Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) since 2017. She helped to add Japanese subtitles to the 2020 documentary film Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani. She organizes “Mathematics Exhibitions”, “Women’s Lunch”, and she is planning a conference on “Women in Mathematics” in 2022 in Japan.
Andrea Solotar, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Andrea Solotar received a PhD in Mathematics from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1988 and later, in 2000, she obtained an Habilitation à diriger des recherches from Université Paris 7, She is a Full Professor at Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Superior Researcher at IMAS (CONICET-Argentina). She has supervised eight PhD theses and is currently supervising two graduate students. She is also a Senior Associate Professor at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy). She has been a long term visiting professor at Université de Paris 11, Université de Paris 13 and visiting researcher at IHES (France).
The objectives of her research are placed at the intersection of three areas of algebra: Lie theory, homological algebra and rewriting methods. More precisely, her aim is to study several families of algebras having interesting – mainly physical – applications and their representations, using homological tools such as Hochschild homology and cohomology, which provide several homological invariants.
Solotar has authored/co-authored over 55 journal papers and an undergraduate teaching textbook. She is currently a member of the Commission of Developing Countries of the International Mathematical Union, and the coordinator of Emalca Schools of UMALCA (Union de Matematica Latinoamericana y del Caribe).
Angela Tabiri, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana
After graduating from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana, Angela Tabiri enrolled in the ICTP postgraduate diploma in mathematics. While at ICTP Angela applied for and was awarded the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship to fund her PhD in mathematics studies at the University of Glasgow. In June 2019, she graduated from the University of Glasgow with a PhD in Mathematics. Angela is currently a Research Associate with interest in Quantum Algebra and the Academic Manager for the Girls in Mathematical Sciences Program (GMSP) at AIMS-Ghana. The GMSP nurtures the talents of secondary school girls from Ghana to unlock their potential in the mathematical sciences. She organizes Science Slam Ghana, a science communication event where researchers present their research to a lay audience in fun and engaging ways. Angela is the founder of Femafricmaths, a non-governmental organization that promotes female African mathematicians. She interviews mathsqueens on the Femafricmaths YouTube channel to inspire young people about the different career options available when you study mathematics.
Download an event flyer (PDF) to share
May12 is a joyful opportunity for the mathematical community to celebrate women in mathematics. The celebration takes place every year, all around the world. Why the 12th of May? The goal of the day is to inspire women everywhere to celebrate their achievements in mathematics, and to encourage an open, welcoming and inclusive work environment for everybody.